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BestCities Global Forum unveils Dubai programme

Programme to cover topics such as advancing the purpose of international associations through legacy development

Pictured: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai will host the majority of sessions

The programme for BestCities Global Forum, taking place in Dubai on 4-8 December, has been unveiled.

Hosted in partnership with Dubai Business Events and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), this year’s programme will cover topics such as advancing the purpose of international associations through long-term legacy development, improving the event’s benefits to the host community and creating strategic partnerships with destinations.

Speakers include Dr Tommy Weir, speaker and professor at Hult International Business School; Oliver Martin, a stakeholder engagement strategist specialising in destination development; Philip Davies, president of brand consultancy EMEA Siegel + Gale; and Sherrif Karamat, chief operations officer at the PCMA. 

Jonas Wilstrup, BestCities board chair and convention director of Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau, said: “The Global Forum will focus on advancing the purpose of meetings, beyond delegate numbers to long-term legacy development. We will be exploring how global associations can create genuine partnerships with destinations, improving the event's benefit to the host community and strengthen the success of the organisation moving forward.”

Places are limited but still available, with more than 20 associations already signed up, including World Autism Organisation, Alzheimer’s Association, International Astronautical Federation and World Environmental Education Congress. 

While the majority of the sessions will take place in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai Business Events is also planning a showcase of the city’s cultural and social environments.

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